Current approaches to safeguarding urban water quality can be largely ineffective as they focus on standard ‘end-of-pipe’ solutions. Problems of urban water pollution need do be dealt with at source rather than end of pipe and as such will only be remedied through innovative planning.
Air pollution and water problems in Australia’s urban environments: merging science and environmental management
This paper focuses on two major environmental problems in Australian cities, air pollution and water, and discusses possible management strategies.
This report provides a transformational vision for a resilient biosecurity system in 2030, and the system changes that can be made to get there.
The development of the new Threatened Species Strategy and Action Plan will be a consultative process, incorporating feedback from stakeholders and the community. This discussion paper focuses on the first stage, seeking public input on priority issues to be considered in the development of the...
This strategy document outlines the WWF's new program of ongoing action to ensure our environment, people and wildlife not only survives, but thrive together. It’s a commitment to every animal, habitat and community to restore, protect and support what’s important.
As the devastating 2019–20 bushfire season showed, all Victorians are at risk from bushfires. This audit was conducted to examine if the responsible state agencies are effectively working together to reduce Victoria’s bushfire risk.
The Australian government is poised to hand over their national environmental approval responsibilities to states and territories. This report outlines a damning audit of core standards in state and territory legislation and associated case studies, highlighting the need for comprehensive reform at all levels, and...
Tasmania’s coastal waters have high biodiversity and endemism, but are in a state of decline and increasing pressure from climate change, fishing and aquaculture operations, agricultural run-off, urban development and population growth. This paper argues that an integrated approach to managing Tasmania’s coastal waters is...
Identifying five new benchmarks in order to build an economy and government that work for people and our planet, this report outlines a research and organising agenda for a genuine deal between the market, state, and civil society that works for people and the environment.
In January 2020, the Victorian Premier announced an independent inquiry into the 2019–20 Victorian fire season. Phase 1 of the inquiry reflects upon broader issues around the management of fire emergencies in this state. In relation to the 2019–20 fires, it examines how well prepared...